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Latitude: 53.2846 / 53°17'4"N
Longitude: -3.6235 / 3°37'24"W
OS Eastings: 291862
OS Northings: 377631
OS Grid: SH918776
Mapcode National: GBR 3Z4G.B8
Mapcode Global: WH657.9PST
Entry Name: Lady Eleanor's Tower
Listing Date: 12 November 1997
Last Amended: 12 November 1997
Source ID: 19036
Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces
Location: Strikingly located on a wooded crag, set back from and above the road; approximately 750m W of Gwrych Castle.
Community: Llanddulas and Rhyd-y-Foel (Llanddulas a Rhyd-y-Foel)
Community: Llanddulas and Rhyd-y-Foel
Locality: Gwrych Castle
Traditional County: Denbighshire
Early C20; constructed for Countess Dundonald of Gwrych Castle and one of the last of a number of folly towers, gates and similar erections built on the estate from c1819 until the beginning of the first war. Traditionally said to have been built by the grieving countess in 1915 to commemorate the loss of her son at sea.
Square tower of two-and-a-half stages; of local limestone rubble on rock foundations. Segmentally-headed window openings to N E and W with access to the S; large corner crenellations give fictive battlements.
Included as a striking folly tower on the Gwrych estate, part of this nationally important Picturesque composition.
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